New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday held an emergency review meeting and addressed a press conference at 4 pm to take stock of rising Covid-19 cases in the national capital. The meeting  was attended by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, the health secretary and other officials. The development comes after Delhi recorded the highest spike in daily cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in more than two months, as per an ANI report.Also Read - Coronavirus: Delhi Records 536 Cases in 24 Hours; Centre Says Pandemic Now in Tier II, III Cities | Key Points

Here are the highlights of his press conference: 

4: 10 PM: I appeal to everyone, who is eligible, to get themselves vaccinated. 30,000-40,000 vaccines are being administered per day, as of now. We will increase this to 1.25 lakh vaccines per day, Kejriwal said. .

4: 07 PM: Vaccination drive should be done in large scale basis in the national capital, Kejriwal added.

4: 05 pm: Kejriwal said the Centre’s guidelines on vaccination drive should be strong enough as it is very soft5 now.

4 PM: Deljhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said there should be increased vaccination drive in the national capital as casea re on the rise.

Covid-19 cases in New Delhi:

Delhi on Wednesday recorded 536 coronavirus disease cases, the highest in about two-and-a-half months, and three more people died, officials from the health department said. The number of active cases rose to 2,702 from 2,488 a day ago, according to a health bulletin from Delhi’s health department. The 536 new cases took the infection tally to 6,45,025 and 6.31 lakh people have recovered so far.

On Monday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had said that the Covid-19 situation in Delhi is under control as long as the positivity rate remains below one per cent. Health experts have emphasised on ramping up the ongoing vaccination drive and urged people to follow Covid-19 guidelines.

PM’s meet with state CMs

Owing to a sharp rise in Covid cases, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting with chief ministers and noted that significant steps like management of micro-containment zones and strict enforcement of restrictions were necessary to stop the ‘second wave of coronavirus’.

“If we don’t stop this right now, then there could be a situation of a nationwide outbreak. We have to immediately stop the emerging second peak and take big and decisive steps,” PM Modi told the Chief Ministers.

In the highest single-day spike since early December, India recorded 35,871 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday morning. Sixty per cent of the country’s active coronavirus caseload has been reported from Maharashtra, the health ministry said.